King urges industrial sector to build on free trade agreements

His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday urged the industrial sector to build on free trade agreements, stressing the importance of increasing the sector’s competitiveness and stimulating exports.

King Abdullah, during a meeting with sector representatives at Al Husseiniya Palace, noted that Jordanian industries have witnessed success stories despite challenges, highlighting the sector’s key role in meeting local demand for basic goods throughout the COVID-19 pandemic without interruption, according to a Royal Court statement.

At the meeting, part of a series of meetings with private sector representatives, His Majesty stressed the importance of moving forward with public-private sector cooperation to prepare an action plan for economic development, which would include increasing the competitiveness of the industrial sector and addressing the challenges it faces, such as energy and water costs and the need to facilitate governmental procedures.

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